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Synonyms for dog

Synonyms for dog

to keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind

to follow closely or persistently


Synonyms for dog

a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

informal term for a man

someone who is morally reprehensible

a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked

a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

metal supports for logs in a fireplace

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So rarely in this dog-eat-dog world does one have the opportunity to experience true humbleness
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On the other hand, in a dog-eat-dog environment, the atmosphere is miserable and no amount of money, or other distractions, can relieve it - it really is the sort of world that we 'don't want to live in'.
It may be a dog-eat-dog world, but in this case, competing may be worth it.
On the morning of the show, the village hall and field were filled with locals and their dogs, and I realised this was in fact a dog-eat-dog show thinly disguised as a fete.
Are we to have a dog-eat-dog culture where only the strongest can survive?
of Alberta) assess the power of the metaphor as they explore the world of the wild dogs of Africa and how it applies to the dog-eat-dog world of the corporation or other major human organization.
Hosted by Lynn Sherr, ``The Best of Nature'' opens with a series of its most memorable scenes reminding us just how unforgivingly dog-eat-dog (or, crocodile-eat-gazelle, or 7/8 well, you get the idea) life in the wild can be, as we see animals and insects from across the globe in life-and-death battles with their natural predators.
It need not be a vicious, dog-eat-dog experience, but it is competition nonetheless.
We do not know whether their firms will eventually grow to the size of a BE 100s company or manage to survive the dog-eat-dog environment of American industry.
And even though there are fewer health plans today, because of consolidation among big plans, when large cases come up, competition has become dog-eat-dog.
The dynamics of the dog-eat-dog world of popular cinema, even in its infancy, make for a page-turning read steeped in the senses of yesteryear.